Executive Chef and Operations Manager Couple - Siargao Island, Philippines

Executive Chef and Operations Manager Couple - Siargao Island, Philippines

Posted: 8/2/2018 - 10:09 am

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The Cafe/Restaurant of a beautiful new resort on the fabulous  Philippine island of Siargao has just been completed and we are looking for a looking for an innovative and passionate couple to be an Executive Chef for the Kitchen and Café/Restaurant Manager.  This position is ideal for an ambitious couple looking for a great work opportunity on a paradise tropical island. People who are willing to consistently introduce new ideas to the menu and directly benefit from the success of the café/restaurant.

We want someone to develop creative breakfast and lunch/dinner menus, based on seasonal healthy locally sourced food and drinks.  Passionate individuals who will help to train kitchen and restaurant staff and act as Operations Managers. Upbeat and friendly personalities, a positive attitude, the ability to learn quickly, and a willingness to do all the tasks that are necessary for the proper running of the café/restaurant are crucial to success in these positions.

The resort is a great location, a beautiful and prominent building that everyone passes on their way to surf.  Siargao island is expanding extremely fast and tourism is based on surfing, but has broadened greatly in the last 18 months. There are approximately 16 surf breaks within 15 minutes motorbike ride from the cafe/restaurant. We want a relaxed and low key launch, with a limited high quality offer.  I want to work with a couple that can:

  • Design the menu based on the available foods
  • Source the food supplies and ability to cost purchases and budget meals acccurately
  • Staff management. Supervising, scheduling, training, management & coaching skills.
  • Help identify and train an Assistant Manager to assist you
  • Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior
  • Oversea the ongoing operation of the business as an Operations Managers
  • Work with me to develop the café/restaurant and maximise its potential.

Ideal candidates will have an innate sense of hospitality, empathy and humility coupled with a strong work ethic and desire to lead. Applicants should embrace a food & beverage culture rooted in integrity, creativity, and discipline while recognizing a need for staff education to achieve this culture. They will be passionate about all aspects of hospitality and restaurant culture and possess great organizational and prioritization skills.

Siargao is an incredible place to live and work.  Have a look at some videos of the island online to see what I mean.  We will provide accommodation and a basic salary to cover simple living expenses. The main remuneration will be in the form of generous profit share in the café/restaurant business. It will be your responsibility to ensure that all aspects of the business run smoothly.  Once the business has been set up and is running smoothly, I will be contributing in terms of observational feedback relating to things I see when using the restaurant as a customer. My main involvement will be in the marketing of the business and overseeing its general direction and not hands on day to day involvement. 

I demand high standards and attention to detail and I expect these from my Kitchen and Operations Manager.  

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